The French composer and conductor, Pierre Boulez, passed away this past Tuesday at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany. His gift to us was an infinite amount of inspiration and creativity. He was a very admired and talented man who had a huge influence on European musicians and several artists from all over the world. He…

Years of research can prove the many benefits of music education. Learning a musical instrument, whether it is piano, guitar or violin, gives your child a well-rounded set of skills that will help her thrive and succeed in life. Your child will be an excellent reader and writer When children are enrolled in music lessons…

This is a listing of Boston music stores and musical instrument repair shops: Rayburn Music Services: Instrument Rental Instrument Repair Instrument Store Address: 238 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 Phone: (617) 266-4727 Hours: Monday- Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Visit Website Broken Neck Guitar Repair Services: Repair shop focused on…

With the popularity of music-based games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, similar games are being created for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Some of these games claim they can help you improve your rhythm accuracy while giving you the entertaining challenges of a typical video game. Here are 5 – perfect for long hours…

“The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.” Gerald Ford Undoubtedly, music plays an important role in a country’s culture and identity. Here is a list of the most musically inclined presidents of the United States: Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) Third president of the United…

You want a teacher who will inspire and nurture your child’s musical growth and love for music. When looking for a music teacher: 1. Ask friends and parents of your child’s peers. 2. Don’t overlook local music teacher organizations, music stores, schools or churches. 3. Look for trial lessons. This is a great way to…

Quincy Jones says he has co-created the music version of Rosetta Stone. The 79-year-old composer-producer launched a new music education application called Playground Sessions, which teaches users how to play the piano. He said the app will help children and adults learn how to read music and understand the mechanics of piano playing. There’s “such…